Nearly 10 years ago, Wal-Mart launched a major sustainability program impacting the majority of its stores. While good for the environment and helping to promote sustainablity, Wal-Mart also found these changes lowered the company’s costs. Wal-Mart realized that if its vendors and suppliers could take similar steps, they too might be able to reduce operating costs.
The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the...
Albert H. Nahmad, Watsco’s President & CEO stated: “Watsco delivered another solid quarter...
The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.
Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but there's no way to enforce the law. The state can't force companies like Amazon to collect the tax unless it has a physical presence, such as a warehouse or store.
Sales of $787.5 million increased $45.8 million, or 6.2%, from 2013 levels; excluding $15.2 million of acquisition-related sales and $5.9 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation, organic sales increased 5.0%.
As Handheld US’s vertical sales manager, Jeff Watkin will be responsible for building and supporting Handheld’s partner network in numerous industries, including utilities, construction, and manufacturing.
Online resources, cost savings promotions, and the “Huddle Savings” program also enable companies to save big on their operational and business expenses.
Throughout the remainder of 2014, United Stationers will host several Cleaning & Breakroom Sales Boot Camp and Supplier Summits. This series of two-and-a-half day events taking place in various locations around the country is aimed at helping resellers capture new sales growth in the JanSan category.
The new series represents the company's highest rated caster series designed for heavy duty ground support and heavy manufacturing applications over rough surfaces.
When planning to deploy a new data collection system at your company, there are a lot of points to consider before signing on the dotted line. So prior to making the investment, assess the unique needs of your company. Analyze your business process requirements and the technology infrastructure. Those tasks may seem daunting, but it will ultimately mean the difference between extreme frustration and a sense of accomplishment once the solution is deployed. Having the right technology in place will mean the job gets done with the desired results that fit your overall business goals.
As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.
The acquisition complements the geographic footprint of ESAB, as well as expands ESAB's product portfolio into new segments and applications. It brings together two leading organizations with world-class products, technologies, and R&D.
Joe Hayek has joined Worthington Industrial as vice president of mergers & acquisitions and corporate development, a newly created position focused on identifying and acquiring new businesses.
Although both will remain part of the 'Fastenal family' as mentors, advisors, and friends, their retirement marks the end of their official roles with the organization they helped build from a small-town fastener shop into a multibillion-dollar global business.
CRM2Emails offers organizations that use Microsoft Dynamics CRM the opportunity to have seamless Email Marketing capabilities, says the company.
The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment is essential. Subsequently, awareness is not enough; the ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.
The TRP service will help fleets manage the productivity and efficiency of their equipment and drivers within a single, comprehensive application, monitoring trips and routes with “planned vs. actual” reporting and real-time insight, says the company.
Overall trading has been consistent with expectations at the time of the annual results announcement in February. Acquisition growth continues to be a key part of the company’s strategy and Bunzl announced that it has completed three further acquisitions in Chile, the US and New Zealand.
Sales of $2.4 billion increased 5% versus $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013. Net earnings for the quarter increased 2% to $217 million versus $212 million in 2013. Earnings per share of $3.07 increased 4% versus $2.94 in 2013.
Within the Johnson Controls portfolio, Air Distribution Technologies will be aligned under the Building Efficiency platform where it will operate with its own brands, distribution channels and employees. The combination of the two companies will be jointly guided by Johnson Controls and Air Distribution Technologies leadership.
Jack Keough weighs in on MSC Industrial Direct's second quarter earnings, including MSC's President and CEO Erik Gershwind's comments to financial analysts that manufacturing, particularly the metalworking sector, has “improved considerably” from what had been occurring during the past 18 months.
Picture this...Employees are wandering the aisles of your warehouse, trying to find an inventory item to complete a shipment that must go out today. Unfortunately, the item appears to be either out of stock or has been placed in the wrong section of your facility. The problem is your manual records are incorrect — so you have no way of knowing.